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Put your reading lamp together with your reading material in one chic, conversation-sparking piece. Minimal, modern and made to order from salvage piping, this cool urban floor lamp provides a snug shelf for your best books, a trio of lights to read them by and industrial style to go around.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better floor lamp for a small home office or reading nook. The neck is offset, allowing the base to tuck neatly beneath a desk or armchair, and the shade can rotate to ensure light hits in just the right place. Perfect!
Hex Floor Lamp, Gray
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Go bold with lighting for the perfect accent to any room. The combination of a natural paper shade and gilded-iron base is an elegant complement to side table or desk. Place a matching set in your master bedroom or use one in the living room next to your sofa. Either way, you'll be reading in style.
Taking its cues from midcentury design, this handcrafted ceiling pendant features a white ridged balloon shade, six feet of white cord and a brushed-nickel ceiling plate. Place one over your breakfast or dining table or near a favorite reading chair for a little earthy, organic enlightenment.
Bubble Lamp, Ball, Large
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A swing-arm lamp makes the best lighting for a small home; mounted to the wall, it won't take up any precious floor or table space. You might consider using this modern, streamlined version on either side of a bed or as a reading lamp next to a sofa.
Cord Lamp, Black, 24"
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Tuck this chest of drawers next to your bed or sofa for the ultimate in storage and design. The expertly distressed finish provides just the right touch of rustic elegance, while five drawers give you plenty of space to organize your essentials. Complete the look with a charming table lamp for the...
Avarona Rustic Accent Chest
Swing state winner: This swing arm lamp pivots 180 degrees, letting you choose which area you’d like to focus on — table, reading chair, display shelf or over a counter. In addition, this particular candidate offers the sleek, smart lines of contemporary style with the charm of an old-fashioned,...
Our Vintage Industrial Collection is the definition of urban chic. Reclaimed wood, rusted iron and time worn accents insure that our unique collection of furniture, accessories and lighting will take center stage in any style of décor. Mix and match with our Rural Chic and Lodge Collections for a...
Balance Desk Lamp
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I think that the fresh design of this floor lamp is adorable and practical. I love that this piece would offer very focused light for reading. Its modern edge is airy and subtle, which makes it suitable for nearly any decor.
Banish boring desk lamps from your life with this retro charmer. Fashioned from brass with an antique nickel finish, this light is equipped with thumb screws that let you adjust the height and the angle of the head, shedding illumination exactly where you need it. Perfect for the nightstand, too —...
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From its practical design to its energy conserving output, everything about this lamp screams efficiency. Minimalist and adjustable, this is an obvious choice for bedside reading or late night work at your desk.
Ardea Personal Light
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I love this antique brass pharmacy lamp for a warm vintage office. I would pair it with a golden oak desk and a painted chair for an antique farmhouse feel. It also makes a lovely bedside lamp for a table without a lot of surface area.
If you love atmospheric lighting but also need a practical, focused light for reading, this designer desk lamp is the answer to your prayers. Cleverly made from a metal steamer, it has an adjustable iris on one side that opens and closes for a custom-focused spotlight, while the other side is...
Looking for a streamlined floor lamp? Check out this modern beauty finished in dark antique nickel with a round oyster linen shade. It will look just as good beside your couch as it will next to your desk. A three-way switch makes for an easy transition from reading to relaxing.
Gilbert Floor Lamp
This is one of the best floor lamps you'll ever buy. It works great for reading, it's unobtrusive, it comes in several finishes and it never goes out of style.
Any task done under this light would be amazing, especially on a mirrored desk. I love the brassy color and the simplicity of the design.
This tripod table lamp avoids the stark look that some tripod lamps have by incorporating an oil rubbed bronze finish and cream fabric shade. Place it on a desk in a home office, or flank a bed with two of them on nightstands for cozy bedtime reading.
You know the guy whose entire home is lit by the ugly ceiling lights that came with the place, and maybe some ugly torchiere fire hazard lamp from the mid-nineties? That guy needs this classic task lamp which is perfect for a desk, workshop, side table or nightstand.
I have a theory than minimalism makes my home look cleaner —and this is so important when you have a toddler running around! This lamp allows for several light settings, so it can add a soft glow to a living room or provide bright reading light next to the couch. It's perfect for cuddling up...
Don't be confused: Although this looks like an industrial desk lamp, it is really, truly a super cool floor lamp. What is it about things that are either mini or larger than life? Whatever it is, it's working with this gorgeous white floor lamp.
The Bestlite was designed by Robert Dudley Best back when he was an industrial design student, and it might still be his best work to date; even Winston Churchill ordered one up! Lucky for us, it's still in production today.
No, it's not a water faucet. Touch it, and you'll be showered in light, not water. It's such a cool, contemporary desk lamp. Of course, with a desk lamp like this, how much studying will you actually get done?
This is the perfect lamp for all of those tasks: reading, artwork, homework or just story time on the sofa before bed.
I think that slim floor lamps are great because they add light without taking up much space or adding visual clutter.
The key to a functional workspace is good light. A task lamp is essential on your desk, and this cast iron version has interesting vintage detailing.
Remember to include a bedside lamp for late-night reading. This adjustable vintage-style bedside lamp from Pottery Barn is sleek and stylish, and it doesn't take up a lot of space. It's perfect for a guest room.
Update your lantern with a little electricity and retro style. The soft glow of the Edison lamp allows you to read in bed while your partner sleeps undisturbed next to you.
An adjustable swing-arm table lamp is the perfect companion to a desk in a home office. It's practical and stylish.
Geometrics are still hot. Mix it with gold, and you have a classic that will last beyond the next color trends.
Homes that are well lit from a combination of sources such as overhead lighting and table lamps will appeal to buyers. This take on a midcentury lamp would work in a living room, on a desk or even in the bedroom.
So I'll admit it. You really cannot get much more eclectic with a table lamp than by using the crazy hoot owl table lamp. Which makes it quite irresistible. Especially since it's under $100 (just barely).• Resin mold base.• Rectangular linen shade.• On/Off switch.• 16"diam. x 20.5"h.• Assembly...
This clever product works as a reading light, bookshelf, and a bookmark all in one. Lift your book up from the place holder and the light automatically turns on. Set the book back down when you're finished and the light switches off on its own. It's a bookworm's best friend.
Lililite Reading Lamp
Shop for Lighting & Fans at The Home Depot. A ladder-like base is easily adjusted to get the best results from Crimes squared shade. The rich Vintage Copper finish beautifully captures the light. The swivel feature makes the Cramming lamp perfect for any desk or reading chair.
I really love this piece. It is traditional without being predictable. The price is affordable, and the swivel top makes it practical. This floor lamp would work in all sorts of spaces and decor styles. I think it would be lovely in a bedroom.
Three Bird Light
If ever you want to look for the coolest furniture ever, look into the Hotel SAS Royal Hotel in Amsterdam. Arne Jacobson designed his iconic Swan Chairs for their lobby, and the clever AJ Table Lamp to shine light on them. Back from the days when one could smoke in a hotel lobby outside of Las...
AJ Table Lamp
This play on the traditional task light would be perfect on a table with stacks of books. I love that this lamp is so functional, and yet it is like a sculpture in its own right.
I think this is a handsome table lamp. It would look nice in an office and on bedside tables. I like lamps like this one with adjustable arms and heads.
NYFORS Work lamp
A lamp with an inimitable style, Bourgie is one of Kartells best sellers, skillfully combining classic style, richness and tradition with innovation and irony. The baroque style base is composed of three interconnecting decorated layers, while the large lampshade is made with a pleated effect, to...
Shop for Lighting & Fans at The Home Depot. Perfect for reading and working at a table. The powerful 27 watt Full Spectrum Naturalight tube will light up any large surfaces and give you the best color rendering ever. With its flexible neck, you can direct the light exactly where you need it!
I love that these pendants were inspired by antique glass jars for their softly glowing, industrial-chic feel. The green and gray colors are also reminiscent of antique glass jars. I think they work best as a trio, but one hung in a small alcove could look good too.
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